EDO. G – AFTER ALL THESE YEARS (INTERVIEW)EDO. G – AFTER ALL THESE YEARS (INTERVIEW)

Words and Interview by Jake Paine

“After All These Years,” Edo. G is still one of the wisest voices in Hip-Hop. Although he carries enduring hits like “Be A Father To Your Child” and “I Got To Have It,” Ed O.G. (as he was then known) carries an underdog’s mentality with an overachiever’s skill-set and discography.

From Roxbury, Boston, Edo’s lyrics and delivery have mirrored his city: scrappy, streetwise, and loving through a tough exterior. With vinyl dating back to 1986, Edward Anderson is an ageless, tireless beacon of dedication and perseverance to a culture and genre, that when he started, was still predicted to be simply a fad. Continue Reading

 
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COMING HOME: CUBA – DOCUMENTARY – AVAILABLE ON ITUNESCOMING HOME: CUBA – DOCUMENTARY – AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

Crazy Hood Film Academy’s debut documentary film “Coming Home” is now available for purchase in the itunes store. The film has gained a lot of critical acclaim at festivals as well as being the first original film to be aired on Puff Daddy’s Revolt TV Network. CHFA is now set to release their second film in the ‘Coming Home’ Series which will follows the Crazy Hood crew through a hip hop adventure in Peru. Continue Reading

 
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RITTZ, DJ QUICK & ERIC BIDDINES ON THE CIPHERRITTZ, DJ QUICK & ERIC BIDDINES ON THE CIPHER

Our homie Shawn Setaro recently re-launced his podcast under the new name: The Cipher. For his inaugural episode, he sat down with Strange Music’s Rittz and now he follows up with LA legend DJ Quick and Florida newcomer Eric Biddines. Peep all the episodes here.

 
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DEF JAM AT 30DEF JAM AT 30

Our man Bill Adler recently sold his extensive Adler Archive to Cornell University, as part of their Hip-Hop Archive. The university plans to start digitizing many of these articles and making them available online shortly. Cornell has also posted a feature story pegged to the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Recordings.  Curated and written by Ill Badler, the piece focuses on the label’s first year of operation.

Peep it here: http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/defjam/

 
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TONIGHT: 90SHIPHOP.COM PRESENTS OG RADIO ON DASH RADIOTONIGHT: 90SHIPHOP.COM PRESENTS OG RADIO ON DASH RADIO

Tonight Dash Radio (DJ Skee’s latest business venture) will debut a new hour long show hosted by Crazy Hoods own DJ EFN. The show is called OG Radio and is being presented by 90shiphop.com. DJ EFN is joined by Skam2?, Dee Jay K-N-S and friends as they talk shop about 90s hip hop and everything else under the sun. The show will begin airing tonight at 11PM EST on the Native Rhymes channel on Dash Radio. You can tune in on your computer or mobile device. For more info on Dash Radio check out the article about them on Billboard Magazine or go directly to DASHRADIO. Continue Reading

 
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DAVID BANNER – “EVIL KNIEVIL” (AUDIO)DAVID BANNER – “EVIL KNIEVIL” (AUDIO)

new heat from the homie David Banner. Listen up. Continue Reading

 
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THE TRIUMPHS & TRAGEDIES OF LARRY SMITHTHE TRIUMPHS & TRAGEDIES OF LARRY SMITH

(Photo: Gene Bagnato, courtesy of the Adler Hip-Hop Archive)

One of hip-hop’s forgotten living legends gets some much due respect. He revolutionized the sound of hip-hop and is now confined to a hospital bed. By Robbie Ettelson (Unkut).
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KURDISH FEMALE FIGHTERS FIGHT ISIS IN KOBANI (VIDEO)KURDISH FEMALE FIGHTERS FIGHT ISIS IN KOBANI (VIDEO)

In a distant place far away from who won yesterdays rap battle or rhymed about selling the most drugs is the ever growing conflict against the Islamic State aka ISIS. As we speak the Kurdish people of Kobani (a Kurdish town that straddles the Turkish and Syran border) are under siege by ISIS fighters. There is a lot of back story as to why or why not Turkey or other foreign countries arent assisting the Kurds of Kobani fight off ISIS but other than some U.S. air strikes the Kurds are going at it alone. We came across this impressive news report covering the female fighters defending their homeland. These women know that it’s a fight to the death as ISIS will have no mercy on them if captured. Continue Reading

 
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THE MAKING OF ICE CUBE’S “AMERIKKKA’S MOST WANTED”THE MAKING OF ICE CUBE’S “AMERIKKKA’S MOST WANTED”

Here at Crazy Hood we are huge Ice Cube fans well there is a debate of post West Side Connection Cube but I think most would agree that Cube from NWA through Death Certificate was at the pinnacle of his hip hop (other than film career) game. Ice Cube leaving NWA was like Lebron leaving the Heat without anyone knowing it was going down until we all saw “Amerikkka’s Most Wanted” on store shelves. Then couple Ice Cube with the production team behind Public Enemy and you have a mythical album that could only be imagined to be true and was actually reality. This historic hip hop album only gets better with time and Cube vividly depicts the west coast way of life. The good peope at cuepoint break down the making of this historic album. Continue Reading

 
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IT’S BIGGER THAN HIP HOP: DAVID BANNER SPITS ON BET CYPHER (VIDEO)IT’S BIGGER THAN HIP HOP: DAVID BANNER SPITS ON BET CYPHER (VIDEO)

Our homie David Banner delivered an outstanding verse at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards. Banner who was accompanied by King Los, Treach (Naughty By Nature), Snow Tha Product and Vic Mensa finished off the cypher with a strong verse in which the beat had to be dropped to make sure the message was not lost. Rumor has it that David Banner also delivers an incredible verse on DJ EFN’s upcoming album “Another Time” which is due out at the top of 2015. It is safe to say we are bias to our friend Banner but check the verse out for yourself and let us know what you think. Continue Reading

 
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